Olivia Rodrigo’s teen-heartache anthem ‘Drivers License’ shouldn’t be solely for many who’ve simply gotten their learner’s permits in life.
As per a Saturday Night time Reside sketch, visitor host Regé-Jean Web page and far of the present’s male solid bonded over the ballad’s supposed energy to rend the hearts of even hardened barflies.
Rodrigo, who turned 18 on Saturday, took to Twitter to ship a right away thank-you card for the sketch: “DRIVERS LICENSE SNL SKETCH IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER IM SHAKING.”
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“Appears like some teen woman singing in her room with a piano,” mentioned Pete Davidson’s pool-playing character, listening to the track come over a jukebox.
“Hey, that is the fantastic thing about it,” responded Web page. “You bought an issue?”
The extra Rodrigo-savvy among the many ingesting buddies educate the newbies about which set of Excessive Faculty Musical actors the track is about — Davidson is rapidly disabused of his notions that it would contain “Sharpay, that complete crew” — with an particularly enthusiastic Web page noting that “she’s bought a wholesome belt”.
“I do not need to say something too controversial, however that is giving me Billie Eilish vibes,” says Alex Moffat.
“Yeah yeah yeah, however the verses are beginning to say… Taylor?” suggests Davidson.
“It is bought me enthusiastic about my breakup,” says Mikey Day, “like perhaps I am Olivia and my bitch ex Gina is Joshua Bassett. And Sabrina Carpenter, that is that bastard Enzo from the storage.”
The topic returns to exegeting Swift’s latest output in addition to Rodrigo’s singular smash: “Taylor has shifted away from the autobiographical, and now she’s within the pocket creatively,” contends Web page. “Take a look at ‘Folklore,’ man. Finally she’s a frickin’ storyteller… With you being purposely reductive, I bought an issue.”
Kate McKinnon, as a seventy-something man, triggers the inevitable group singalong by warning, “We’re about to get the bridge of our lives, OK?,” as Bowen Yang leaps in entrance of the pool desk for an interpretive dance.
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Rodrigo celebrated one other milestone on her birthday — a ceremony of passage loved by no others on any birthday.
She quoted a tweet studying: “Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ turns into the quickest track to surpass 400 million streams in Spotify historical past.”
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